Ashley E. Brady, Ph.D.

Ashley E. Brady, Ph.D.

ASPIRE Program Manager

Director of Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships

Office of Career Development

(615) 343-0033


Ashley E. Brady, Ph.D., is Director of Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships and the ASPIRE Program Manager for the Office of Career Development. Dr. Brady is also an Assistant Professor of Medical Administration with the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She manages the design, development, and delivery of curricula and programs to provide professional skills training for biomedical sciences PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. She is also responsible for developing and managing relationships with internal and external partners, and providing career advising services for trainees. Prior to her role in the BRET office, Dr. Brady served as Associate Director of Foundation Relations at Vanderbilt University. In this role, she cultivated relationships with private foundations and served as a match-maker to help faculty and trainees identify and apply for non-federal funding opportunities. Dr. Brady obtained her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University in 2003. She pursued post-doctoral studies at both the Centre Nationale de Researche Scientifique (CNRS) in Montpellier, France and the Department of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University.